best true wireless earbuds

The best true wireless earbuds to invest in now

Trust us, they’re going to make your gym and commute time so much more enjoyable

Gents, it’s 2020. Self-driving cars and robots are (potentially) right around the corner. So if you’re still faffing around with wired headphones then perhaps it’s time you came and joined the rest of us in the new decade. Apple doing away with its iPhone audio jack effectively signalled a death nell for the traditional headphone but the good news is, like great noise-cancelling headphones, a good set of true wireless buds are going to make your life so much better. Great sound quality, a tiny case in which they self-charge, no more tangled wires – what’s not to like? Here are the best true wireless earbuds to buy now…

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8

beoplay e8

As a sign of just how behind you might be in adopting wireless technology, Bang & Olufsen’s market leading true wireless headphones are now in their third generation. The latest iteration has been remodelled for ultimate comfort for all ear shapes and sizes and features a reduced bud size, with each weighing just 5.8 grams. You can listen continuously for seven hours, while the chic leather case carries a battery boasting four full charges. Each bud also contains two microphones meaning, by some miracle of technology, you can conduct seamless phone conversations while wearing them.

beoplay e8

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8

£300

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RHA TrueConnect

rha trueconnect

Although the second generation of Apple’s AirPods have seen significant improvements, you won’t find too many tech aficionados arguing they’re the best in class. If you like the style of AirPods but are looking for something with higher grade tech at a more reasonable price point, RHA’s first stab at the true wireless market is a great option. Contained in an elegant aluminium case, the weatherproof buds (the most water resistant on our list) are available in white, black and navy and come with a choice of silicone or foam ear tips for supreme comfort and security.

Cleer Audio Ally Plus

cleer audio ally plus

Always assumed true wireless earbuds couldn’t offer the same level of noise cancelling as your mighty over ear headphones? Think again. Cleer Audio’s Ally Plus range features the same adaptable digital noise cancellation technology as many bigger headsets, meaning you can turn it off and on at will, as well as control the volume, simply by using swipe controls on the buds. They also offer 10 hours continuous playback and are splash proof (ideal for those particularly intense gym sessions).

cleer audio ally plus

Cleer Audio Ally Plus

£189.99

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Bose SoundSport Free

bose soundsport

Looking for running headphones guaranteed not to fall out? Bose has the answer. Its SoundSport true wireless earbuds come equipped with the brand’s StayHear+ Sport tips which, along with being available in a range of sizes, come with a fin that sits inside the upper ridge of your ear and ensures maximum security. Your headphones will never become between you and your PB again. Plus, they’re splash resistant and Bose’s Connect app offers a clever Find My Buds feature which means you’ll never be in fear of losing them.

bose soundsport

Bose SoundSport Free

£179.95

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Sony WF-1000XM3

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Okay, it may not give its products the snappiest names, but there’s a reason Sony has stayed at the forefront of audio technology for so long. The USP of the brand’s latest true wireless headphone is the in-house HD Noice Cancelling Processor QN1e which promises to block out more noise using less power. If you really, really can’t bear the noise of the tube these are the earphones for you. Packed inside those tiny earbuds is also a powerful 6mm driver for crystal clear sound and a digital sound enhancement engine that will take your Spotify listening experience to a whole new level.

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus

master dynamic true wireless

Master & Dynamic is known not only for making great tech products, but also packaging them into something that actively looks good. Boring black plastic headphone these are not and its range of MW07 true wireless earphones are no different. Also available in a sport-focused Go and everyday classic design, our favourite is undoubtedly the luxurious Plus edition. The acetate body of its lightweight buds are available in four styles reminiscent of sunglass frames while its patented silicone wings ensure the ultimate fit. There’s also a stainless steel case offering 40 hours playtime, active noise cancelling and custom 10mm Beryllium drivers for rich sound quality.

master dynamic true wireless

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus

£279

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